I have been looking at chokes for a few months now for my waterfowl shotgun (Versa Max Sportsman). It came with a flush mount factory choke. I hunted with that choke this past season and I was very successful hunting ducks, but I was wounding snow geese. Some would fly another 100 yards or more before dropping. Others would fall, only to get up and take off again. I noticed my daughter (using my A300 Outlander/carlsons LR), her bf (SX4/ Pattern master Anaconda), and my hunting buddy (sx2/pattern master classic), were all getting cleaner kills than I was. I had not patterned my modified choke, as I got the gun during duck season, but I will be doing it soon. While researching chokes, I found lots of threads where hunters give their personal opinions about various gun/choke/ammo combinations, but don’t give their patterning results. I thought I’d create a thread where we can post our patterning results for various combinations for everyone to read. I think it would be very helpful for those of us who are trying to find an optimal combination for their gun. I realize everyone must go out and pattern their own guns, but it’s not economically feasible to purchase multiple chokes and pattern them to see what works best. It may help to get some idea of what others have successfully patterned with their guns. I will post results from my guns as I pattern them. Starting with my Versa Max. I have a Carlsons extended IC choke, the flush mount factory choke, and I found a discount on a Pattern master code black goose. I also have a carlsons long beard choke for turkey. I’m interested to see how the carlsons IC choke patterns compared to the factory mod. I am also looking to add a full choke for my V3, as the one that came with it is lead only. I considered a kicks high flyer, but I think I’ll wait and see some results from others on here. I hope some of you will share your pattern results and experiences.